The Ports of Auckland has said it will launch a staged automation process, starting with its Northern Berth which is due to begin in February 2020, according to a new video.
Ross Clarke, Programme Manager Port Systems, Ports of Auckland, said the authority’s plan for the rest of 2019 is to complete the infrastructure work necessary in readiness for automation.
This will include testing all the A-Strads and M-Strads on all the tasks that will be required in automation operations.
Its Northern Berth is set to be fully automated and operational by February 2020, with the rest of the terminal remaining manual.
The plan is to have the entire terminal automated by April 2020 and Clarke claims that by staging automation in this way it is ensuring that it will run smoothly when it is launched.